Geneva & Vaud

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Please note that at various intervals some of the links provided may be out of service while websites are being updated to reflect seasonal changes.

Geneva area

The Geneva Welcome Center
Geneva Tourism
City of Geneva Information site
City of Geneva Department of Culture – English info with links to main cultural and social events in and around Geneva
Commune of Carouge – comprehensive info on services, events and activities available in this beautiful Geneva suburb

Vaud canton

Ville de Nyon – official website for the City of Nyon
Nyon Region Tourism – Nyon Tourism Office
Living in Nyon – articles, news, and events relating to Nyon and the surrounding area
Rolle Tourist Office – information, events and activities in and around Rolle
Morges Tourist Office – information, events and activities in and around Morges
Region du Leman – complete guide to events and festivals, culture and heritage, gastronomy, sports, leisure and more in the Lake Geneva Region

Neighboring France

Pays de Gex Tourism Board – all you want to know about activities between the Jura Mountains and Lac Leman

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Art and Culture

Ticket booking – City of Geneva ticket booking outlets
Regart – cultural agenda (in French) for Swiss Romandy
Temps Libre – cultural agenda (in French) for Swiss Romandy
Guide Loisirs – TV, cinema, exhbitions and cultural offerings (in French)

Clubs and Organizations

AIWC – American International Women’s Club of Geneva
AIC – American International Club of Geneva
IWCN – International Women’s Club of Nyon
GEDS – Geneva English Drama Society
BSCC – British Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Chapter

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Lost Pets / Pet Care and Services

STMZ – Switzerland-wide online databank and support service that works with vets, animal protection agencies and local cantons to return lost pets to their owners. Also provides useful links to cantonal offices for animal welfare; vets, hospitals and emergency services; as well as local services  dedicated to caring for animals. Also, for lost pets call: 0900-357-358 (SFR1.95/min from a fixed line) or found pets call: 0848-357-358 (local tarif from a fixed line) or for info relating to animal services call: 0900-357-357 (1.95/min from a fixed line).

Social networking

Glocals – for expat and international locals

Working in Switzerland

SWI – SwissInfo.ch directory with links to information about working in Switzerland: permits, applications, salaries, self-employment, etc.

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Nature, Fitness and Sport

Campagnon-terroir & nature – complete guide to walking, river and fitness trails, trails for the handicapped, as well as campgrounds, swimming pools, vineyards, artisanal beer producers, and farms that sell produce on site
Geneve Roule and Rent a Bike – for bike rentals
PRO VELO Genève – Association for biking in everyday life
La Suisse à Vélo – Cyclotourism in Switzerland
ATE – Association of Transport and the Environment (biking maps, insurance, trips, etc)
TCS – Touring Club of Switzerland
Rent a Bike – Rent a bike anywhere in Switzerland
To download a detailed map of bike trails in Geneva and the surrounding area click here and look under “A télécharger”.
To park your bike near the main train station, Cornavin, see: Vélostation près de la gare Cornavin
For information about renting and loaning a bike and reporting a stolen one) in Geneva, see Le Vélo à Genève.
Le Tour – info and agenda for runners
Welcome to Geneva/Geneva Tourism – Horse riding, pony clubs and stables in the Geneva area
Region du Leman Tourism Board – Horse stables, riding rings and schools in Canton Vaud
Direction Générale Nature et Paysage – Geneva cantonal office responsible for sustaining Geneva’s flora, fauna and countryside for the enjoyment of its population
Swiss Alpine Club – for lovers of alpine sports

News and Information

Essential Edge online magazine for the Lake Geneva region and global community
AngloInfo – Geneva’s global expat network
GenevaLunch – community newspaper online
Geneva Communicators Network for communication professionals
Know it all – guide to Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France, with current events agenda
The Local – Switzerland’s news in English
Xpat Xchange – Expat info at your fingertips

Property Search

Homegate – real estate portal

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Transport

Geneva Map Search – map of Geneva (and Switzerland) with a route planner
TPG – Transport Public Genevois (Geneva-area bus, tram and “mouettes” transport)
CGN – Compagnie Génerale de navigation sur le lac Léman, ie, boat travel on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva)
Swiss Boat – tourist cruises, boat rental, and shuttle
TPN – Nyon/West Vaud regional bus transport
SBB/CFF/FFS – Swiss rail network
Swiss International Air Lines – SWISS
Geneva-Cointrin International Airport

Switzerland – From near and far

Swissart – art exhibition guide of Switzerland
Kulturagenda – cultural agenda for Switzerland (in German)
Events.ch – cultural agenda for Switzerland (in German)
ProHelvetia – Swiss Arts Council: promoting exhibitions abroad
Glocals – social network for expat and international locals
Fodor’s travel intelligence – travel guide to Switzerland
Lonely Planet – travel guide to Switzerland
My Switzerland – official tourism website
swissworld – Swiss Federal Dept. of Foreign Affairs: Your gateway to Switzerland
swissinfo – international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC)
Swiss News – international magazine of Switzerland
expatica.com – news and info for the international community

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Terroir: Celebrating local food, wine, and sustainable agriculture

Terrific Terroir 2014 magazine – informative guide to local food and wine festivals, farm and vineyard open houses, farmers’ markets, and events celebrating local produce
OPAGE – Office for the promotion of agricultural products and events in and around Geneva.